Plateau State Governor-elect To Consult Retired Generals Over Killings

Plateau Governor-electPlateau State Governor-elect, Mr Simon Lalong, has expressed his readiness to consult retired Military Generals in the state, to fight against insecurity.

This is consequent to the recent feud between Fulani herdsmen and villagers in Barikinladi Local Government Area of Plateau State.

Mr Lalong spoke in Jos the Plateau State capital, when a delegation of Tarok natives, under the umbrella body of Ngwan Ishi Otarok, led by prominent retired Military Generals from Langtang visited him.

The Governor-elect said he would consult them on how to tackle the spate of clashes, especially between farmers and herdsmen in the state.

Meanwhile, the pains and memories of the attack would take a while to be forgotten in Ropp district of Barkinladi Local Government Area of the state, where at least 20 persons where killed in six villages.

The district Head of Barkin Ladi, Edward Bot, said the village was attacked by the assailants in the early hours of Tuesday, with gunshots which lasted for several hours.

Mr Lalong, however, expressed belief that if previous administrations in the state had taken full advantage of the many retired top security chiefs in the state, it would not have suffered the kind of crisis it had gone through over the past decades.